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Head of UX Research

  • full time
  • Linz or Vienna
We celebrate diversity, foster inclusiveness and encourage individual expression in our workplaces. We want you to be your amazing authentic self, embracing your differences and individual experiences to help us change lives through the power of sport! Runtastic is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. Everyone is treated fairly regardless of race, gender, age, ethnic background, sexual orientation and expression, or other differences.

As part of the adidas family, we at Runtastic have made it our mission to change the lives of our 170+ million users through sport. We are dedicated to providing the best user experience for our worldwide community with our adidas Running and adidas Training apps.

Join our Product team and drive UX research to make our community’s fitness journey even more meaningful, unique and diverse. Our aspiration is to build a well connected mobile app ecosystem, with the most optimised cross-platform journeys, to enable our members to have the best experience in our products.

You’ll contribute by:

  • Establishing, leading, coaching and inspiring our UX Research team
  • Strategically planning the growth and development of your team
  • Closely collaborating with Product, Design, Data Science and Sports Science to create the best-in-class overall fitness and membership experience for our consumers
  • Uncovering insights by directly conducting research as needed, and applying the right approach for the job at hand
  • Looking around corners, seeing patterns, and connecting dots to contribute to the broader vision of the company
  • Influencing our strategy by clearly and confidently presenting complex concepts to the management team, and the broader organization
  • Scaling research beyond the Product-Design team, helping other teams learn how to effectively conduct their own UX studies

What makes you the right match:

  • 5+ years of experience in UX research
  • Previous leadership experience is a plus
  • Empathetic people-centered mindset and a passion for leadership
  • Outstanding data analytics skills, also with large data sets
  • Deep understanding of diverse research methodologies, and a track record of translating insights into impactful business value
  • Proven ability to influence an organization to move the product forward in a fast-paced, agile environment
  • Considerable experience collaborating with various stakeholders
  • Excellent English and communication skills

About Runtastic:

  • Brand new offices with plenty of space for creativity and informal meetings
  • Working café, terrace, and a play zone with table soccer for the well-deserved breaks
  • Ongoing company parties and sponsored team events
  • Quarterly "days of new ideas" (DONI) to try out new concepts & work with a variety of team members
  • Holistic health package including subsidized massages, free psychological support, and health screenings
  • Free fitness activities like running and yoga, free gym access, as well as a calisthenics park on the rooftop terrace in Linz
  • Budget for participating in sports events
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables, healthy snacks, ice cream, and beverages all day long
  • All-team breakfast, provided by the company, every 2 weeks
  • Visa sponsorship (incl. assistance from our in-house experts) and relocation package


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And here’s the fine print: Our salary range starts at EUR 55,300 gross per year. Your actual offer depends on your skillset and experience.

Sarah Koblmüller
Your contact
Sarah Koblmüller
Head of Talent Acquisition
+43 660 661 60 69